Computer Technology Program

Mission

The Computer Technology Program is designed to train students in computer programming languages and
computer operations. Graduates of this degree program may pursue positions in entry level computer operations and programming.

The purpose of the Cybersecurity certificate is to provide students with the foundational concepts and skills necessary to protect and defend information systems from attack, and to limit access to network resources. Additionally, the program will prepare students for employment in a variety of entry level careers in Cybersecurity. The program leads to certifications in the Cybersecurity/Information Assurance field which include – Network+ and Security+. The certificate program courses may be applied to an A.S. degree in Cybersecurity

Program Quick Facts

Student – Teacher Ratio 15:1

Learning Opportunities

  • Internships; Ratio 10:1; Work study on campus in area of study

Major

  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE: APPLIED SCIENCE IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY,
  • CERTIFICATE: APPLIED SCIENCE IN CYBERSECURITY

Projected Career Salaries

The median annual wage for computer programmers was $86,550 in May 2019. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $50,150, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $140,250.

In May 2019, the median annual wages for computer programmers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Software publishers $98,230
Finance and insurance 89,920
Manufacturing 86,620
Computer systems design and related services 85,640
Most computer programmers work full time.

Graduate Placements

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA

Possible Memberships in Subject Area

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Alumni and Student Spotlight

Cassie Tucker – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA

External Links

www.acm.org (Association for Computing Machinery)

Program Courses

John Bennett

Lead Instructor

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